Cecilia Zino Foundation in Funchal, Portugal
A home away from home.
The Cecilia Zino Foundation provides a home and safe haven to many unprotected children and families. The main concept for the development of the design of their new headquarters was to design a building that could be the face of an institution, but also feel like a home.
Because of the site’s slope, the landscape was broken down into a sequence of terraces that created private spaces for family activities and play. The institutional component of the building is facing the main access road and the family accommodations are setback in an upper terrace.